Campers use portable typewriter in 1941 Royal Portable print ad

A 1941 print advertisement for typewriter company Royal Portable shows a group of campers using one of the portable typewriters at camp.

The copy for the beginning of the ad states:

Summer vacation, you’re probably saying, should be a time for rest and physical development only.

True. But learning to use a typewriter is more fun than work for a youngster. And he’ll return to school with fingers that can keep pace with the racing thoughts of youth – not chained to the creeping progress of his pencil. For, the greater speed and ease of typing will free his mind for thinking rather than writing.

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Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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